Weight Gainer Supplements
For anyone on a diet, the idea of weight gainers may seem ludicrous, but for some athletes they are absolutely essential. Each of us processes food differently and has different needs, and while we mostly see people who need to eat less and lose weight, for some athletes the problem is difficulty in adding bulk.
Weight gainers are thus ideal for anyone who is working out hard with the goal of adding muscle mass, but is finding it difficult. Simply eating more can sometimes be problematic – either you eat the wrong types of foods, or you simply struggle to eat enough in a day. Weight gainers are carefully formulated to give you the exact nutrition you need in an easy to consume format.
The first and most important ingredient in any weight gainer is protein. Protein is the key nutrient for anyone wanting to add muscle mass – if you don’t get enough protein you simply won’t be able to grow.
The best form of protein is whey – it encourages protein synthesis (the key process in muscle growth), and is digested quickly and easily. However, for anyone seriously interested in packing on the bulk, it is also essential to keep the protein in the muscles throughout the day. Thus many formulas use more than one protein, with different digestion rates, to ensure a consistent flow of protein to the muscles.
The digestion rates of they leading proteins are as follows:
o Whey Protein Isolate: 1-2 hours
o Egg Albumen: 2-3 hours
o Milk Protein Concentrate: 3-5 hours
o Calcium Caseinate: 5-7 hours
Next you need some good carbs – carbs are our number one source of fuel, and are what your muscles need to function. Finally, you need some fat – fat has a bad name, but it is an essential part of healthy diet, and when included in a growth formula plays an important part in keeping your muscles fed.